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's go down now to john in louisiana, is it outen, louisiana john? caller: it's up the northwest corner of the state. host: john, what's your reaction to the fine announcement? caller: well, i'm skeptical as i'm 70 years old, i've seen a lot of the federal government in my life. any time that amount of money gets dumped into the federal government, one must ask who in the bureaucracy is going to decide where that money goes to. i've been reading a lot of stuff about environmental cleanup, this, that and the other. but millions of lives were altered by the loss of income through a lot of reasons, even people that worked in the oil industry. i'm skeptical that those people, in other words the people who have their pocketbooks have been affected, are necessarily going to see any of that money, or at least anywhere near what they lost. and instead it becomes, and to use kind of a slush fund for all kinds of other things that are not necessarily related. i was just reading some of the various, some of the grants that have been given already. those were not the people that were affected on th
to negotiate on things including entitlements and use of speaker john boehner say he does not want to raise tax rates but he is open to additional revenues. that is the sights and sounds of leaders beginning to show some flexibility. >> we heard a number of republican governors at the rga in last vegas this week set -- suggests that republican members of congress may have to be open to tax increases for the wealthy. there is there a reasonable deal that can be made? guest: many republicans have signaled a willingness to look at new revenues on the table. many of those have been ambiguous as to exactly what form that would take. some of that discussion has focused on whether there should be an increase in the rate for so-called wealthy americans. others have talked more about getting additional revenues through capping deduction exemptions, credits, exclusions and the like. it is not clear what form this additional revenue will take but it is noteworthy that some republicans and even some significant conservative commentators have said yes, some additional revenues have to be part of the deal. >
. >> john leach. >> thank you, mr. speaker, the tragic death of david lee collins while off duty in cyprus is a devastating blow to his mother, my constituent, and to family and friend in the constituency and across manchester. will the deputy prime minister assure me that the foreign office and the ministry of defense are working with cypriot authorities to ensure the perpetuators are brought to justice? >> hear, hear. >> first, i think everybody, our hearts go out to the mother and indeed the family and friends of david lee collins who came to such an untimely death in the way he described. and it's obviously right for him to raise this issue on behalf of david lee collins, his mother. and i can certainly assure him the ministry of defense and the foreign office are doing everything they can to find out exactly what happened to bring the perpetuators to justice and i'm sure the secretary of defense who is here will seek to keep him updated as things evolve. >> rosie cooper. >> thank you, mr. speaker. homes were wrecked and much needed crops were destroyed in the devastating floods that a
employed. this is on the senate floor yesterday. john mccain called for the select committee to investigate the attacks. [video clip] >> why is it that anybody including our ambassadors to the united nations would believe spontaneous demonstrations are composed of people with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, and heavy weapons? nobody believes that. why did president obama insists that he labeled the defense an act of terrorism on september 12 when we know now -- i repeat, we know now in an interview on the same day he refused to characterize the attacks in this way and spent two weeks putting the emphasis on a spontaneous protest to a hateful video including in his address to the united nations on september 25? we need a select committee. americans deserve to know. the families of those slain americans need to know. why in the world the administration or our friends and the other side of the aisle or anybody would test -- resist the appointment of a select committee. host: we will hear president obama's response to criticism. our question first is, how confident are you in a white house
in libya as it has been and continues to be in some other parts of the middle east. >> from st. john's college in santa fe, new mexico, my question is -- i am interesting -- interested in it if in the arab spring, it is more united, -- my question is, what i am interested in is if the arabs spring is more united -- the arab spring, if it is more united. >> world affairs forum from stanford, connecticut. one man spoke a little while ago in new york, and he made a couple of major points, one of which was the need for the growth of the spirit of pluralism across the middle east. when he was asked what the seeds of that growth would be a -- would be, it was that americans would not have much to do in creating or fostering it. i would ask this panel, are their seeds of growth of political pluralism -- are there seeds? or is the question not so relevant? >> marc, you said in the book is a different phenomenon. because of the connectivity that shibley talked about, people can respond in real time -- >> starting with aljazeera and moving through social media, twitter, that sort of thing, gre
at noon. john also -- join us online at facebook.com/book to be. >> he was vice president for 82 days. truman presided over the senate. nowadays the vice president does not do that unless his vote is needed to break a tie. truman never learned anything from zero fdr or his staff. it was a transition zero knowledge that this not happen anymore. got a phone call from the white house. it to the phone right away. i pick up the phone. at the other and they said -- to the white house as soon as you can. he grabbed his hat. he-out. - he dashed out. they had a car for him. he went to the white house. he was taken to the second floor, which was the family f loor. he looked up and said -- harry, the president is dead. he was in total shock. he said -- what can i do for you? she said -- harry, what can we do for you? you are in trouble now. >> from his early life through his presidency aida donald looks at the light of harry truman's sunday night at 8. >> president obama spoke with reporters today. this is his first news conference since early this year. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have
on the nomination of marine corps general joseph dunford to command forces in afghanistan, replacing general john allen. that's live at 9:30 eastern. general dunford led a regiment in the 2003 invasion of iraq. president obama spoke with reporters for a little less than an hour yesterday. it was his first news conference since early this year. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. i hear you have some questions for me. but let me just make a few remarks at the top and then i'll open it up. first of all, i want to reiterate what i said on friday. right now, our economy is still recovering from a very deep and damaging crisis. so our top priority has to be jobs and growth. we've got to build on the progress that we've made. because this nation succeeds when we've got a growing, thriving middle class. and that's the idea at the core of the plan that i talked about on the campaign trail over the last year, rewarding manufacturers and small businesses that create jobs here, not overseas, providing more americans the chance to earn skills that businesses are looking for right now. keeping t
a challenge. john thune would be the strongest challenge. >> would thune have the ability to attract the so-called tea party or the most conservative and confrontational crowd? or are they waiting for jim demint or rand paul or mike lee -- >> i mean if one of the tea party crowd ran, i don't think they would get very many votes. you know, we talk about them a lot but in the senate g.o.p. you have more mainstream establish republicans than you do tea party people. so, it would be like a heath schuler taking on nancy pelosi after 20910 elections. >> and mcconnell, interestingly who is the pair gone of the republican establishment has won them over. he made uneasy peace with and paul. it looks to me like mitch mcconnell has wanted to be majority leader since the senate race, ever since then he wanted to be majority leader. now he may never be. things do not look that much better for the republicans two years from now than they do now. he will also face a primary in two years. >> he may or may not. back in 2010 there was a contested primary in kentucky. that caused a bit of a
to national security, like senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham. however, will not necessarily heard about point the president say -- no way is this going to happen. was for indication that it is one area where, although there's a lot of gridlock here, both parties to agree on this one point, that this should not happen. host: next caller, bob on our line for republicans, new jersey. caller: i have two comments. one is, in this a good idea to go over the fiscal cliff. and i am wondering if the tax cuts expire, does that mean that the 47% better not paying taxes will start paying taxes? if that is the case, let us go for it. it is time people get into the game, even if it is $5 a year. something. i will take your comments off air. host: my question was going to become a what does it mean for him? that goes to the question of how much could this mean not just for everyone, but how much it means on a personal level. we will ask other callers there. what to do think about his proposal that we drive off the cliff? caller: i think for a while it seems like that now have been more of a poss
for contemplation here at the edge of washington's fiscal cliff as republicans like john baner have not months or weeks but days to decide if they overturn decades of party orthodox and tax increases to head off something worse across the board spending cuts and tax increases that could throw the economy into a recession. look at the overall debt in excess of 16 trillion dollars. part of the debate whether or not social security and medicare should be on the table. seed on the phone from buzzard's bay. republican line. >> good morning. steve, we've got so many groups and caucus they're all saying now you have your it's time for me to have mine. once that group gets what they want the next group says, well the first two got what they want and this is what we want. this, i don't see this ending. it's very sad situation and unfortunately i don't see much of a future as long as we have all these groups and caucuses. can i give you constructive criticism. i've been watching c-span now for decades and especially "washington journal". if i don't see it live i'll watch the tape. the new gentlemen you
chief justice roberts for preparing me john june 28 for the disappointment i would feel on november 6. i approached the court that day with a lot of anticipation. i had read all the breefs in that case and sat through four days of oral argument in that case. i had watched every movement, every eye twitch, every response to every question, every facial expression and i had listened closely to all the questions that they had asked. i thought i knew what the answer was going to be. a lot of it was wishful thinking. but i approached the courtroom that day with a lot of anticipation and a lot of hopefulness. as i took my seat in the bar session of the supreme court that day. i look to my right and slightly behind me to the section of the courtroom where the law clerks sit. i remembered just a few years earlier when i served aze a law clerk and sat in those chairs and i remembered how much fun it was to watch the justices announce a decision that they had been working on. we knew the result before the rest of the audience did. it was fun to watch their reactions. then i looked to my right and
to acknowledge speaker john boehner and house majority leader cantor and our democratic leader nancy pelosi for their support of this bill. i thank my colleagues, the gentlelady from guam, and also from the northern mariana islands, ms. bordallo, and mr. sablan, for their co-sponsorship of this bill. mr. speaker, today american samoa faces a serious problem of tobacco smuggling, as i'm sure it's the same with the other territories. according to a recent study two years ago, as many as five million, five million d 5,792,924 cigarettes were smuggled into the territory. the study found that tobacco smuggling resulted in the loss of about $724,,116 in revenues to the american samoa government. if continued undeterred, tobacco smuggling in the territories will include to heavier losses in local tax revenues, especially if cigarettes' excise tax rates were to be increased. mr. speaker, in this age of government fiscal responsibility, securing and sustaining stable resources of local revenue streaming is essential and must be encouraged for the territories. it was for this reason why i began to lo
of general david petraeus has expanded to general john allen. the impact of all this on the intelligence community and national security will be part of several hearings on capitol hill later this week. lawmakers return to washington today amid a shake-up of the president obama national security team, facing the looming issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. that is where we want to begin today this morning. president obama will meet later on with labor leaders who are insisting that the president not compromise on cuts to medicare and social security. what is your take on this? avoiding this -- avoiding the fiscal cliff? host: remember, you can send us a clear message, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. courtesy of the newseum, washington, front page of that newspaper and many of the newspapers this morning, including "the washington post," liberal groups prepare for an entitlement fight. this is what zachary goldfarb rights. -- writes. host: there is what president obama said in the past that he might do. we're turning to you outside washington toda
and jack ruby were low notes that the murdered john kennedy and lee harvey oswald for their personal reasons. on the other side we have the church of the grand conspiracy. there are frequently vague about what they think happened and who was responsible, but there are absolutely convinced that there was a very large conspiracy, usually involving figures within the u.s. government, and a massive cover-up. >> this weekend on c-span3, 49 years later, the questions remain. lone gunman, the mob, the cia, castro. what happened in dallas? the assassination of john f. kennedy, 7:30 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> it was in 1982 that judge harold greene issued a decision which led to the breakup of the at&t corp.. that is our topic this week on the "communicators," the impact of that decision 30 years later on the telecommunications. joining us is professor roger noll of stanford, as well as professor jerry hausman of mit, both of whom were involved at various levels in the breakup or the decision to break up at&t. joining us in the washington studio is paul. professor noll, first of all, what w
noticed john and pete, because we want to the same school, even though we were a year longer. they just had something about them. i asked him if he was and a band. she said -- he said are you getting paid? i said no. he said we are. of course i was not telling the truth. he joined, and later on he introduced peek into the band. the band and they were in there were playing more does that rock-and-roll. -- there were playing more rock and roll. to me, pete is the most original great guitarist. totally original. [applause] >> what is the role of the major labels when that is not possible for recording artists to self published for the fan base? >> this is a real shit heap. there are so many wonderful things about the internet and digitization of music and photographs and information and images and everything, but as much as the record industry they have exploited teenagers, exploited country music stars, took the music and did not pay royalties or whatever, one thing they always did was to give an artist a fair crack to allow them to have a hit, this, another mess, and then another hit and
. day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate . the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11: 50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. quigley, for five minutes. mr. quigley: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, an estimated 50,000 people die every year as a result of seize years. some of -- seizures. some of these victims are like danny stanton. chicago's mike and mary stanton founded the danny foundation after their 4-year-old son, danny, died from a seizure while he was sleeping. it is dedicated to preventing deaths caused by seizures and raising epilepsy awareness among the public and medical community. that's no small task, but one
to turn to our newly elected whip, senator john cornyn of texas. >> is an honor to serve as the assistant leader on the republican side. we have a lot of very difficult work to do, but we are committed to working with our colleagues across the aisle to solve the nation's urgent problems. we know what those are in the lame duck and we know what those are going forward. there is no mystery about that, nor is there any mystery to some of the solutions based on the president's own bipartisan fiscal commission and others that have laid out road maps and shown us a way to address those issues. i am looking forward to working more closely with my colleagues now in a new capacity. i appreciate their confidence placed in me. i view as my role model for that the service of senator john kyl, who will remain our whip through the end of the year, who has been an outstanding member of the united states senate and somebody who has left a very big shoes to fill. >> i also want to thank my colleagues and look forward to working with our leadership. to do good things for the country. the elections are over
speaker john boehner is holding a news conference about the house republican elections. kathy mcmorris rodgers has been elected to be house g.o.p. conference chairman and beat tom price who was endorsed by paul ryan who was the republican vice presidential nominee. and a couple of leadership positions will stay the same, including majority leader eric cantor and house whip kevin mccarthy. we are waiting to hear more about the elections. >> we are waiting to hear what happened from house speaker john boehner. a bit of background, one house republican sought to nominate newt gingrich for house speaker. we will have speaker boehner shortly. nancy pelosi announced that she plans to stay on as the leader of the house democrats and made the announcement at a press briefing and said, quote, i wouldn't think of walking away. we will watch that now while waiting for speaker boehner. >> i think that means most of them are here. good morning. more are coming. more are coming. yesterday, when we gathered here, i began my comments standing here with our new members of congress by saying a picture i
, the president, all making sure that this is not swept under the carpet here. john, i do not know. when i saw him, these men are away for a long time. my stepfather was in the military. my first husband had a silver star in vietnam. i know what it is like for men and women to be separated. i feel sorry for holly and her family, but at the same time these men, they are not robots. host: diane, thank you for the call this morning. here is the editorial from "the wall street journal." it notes that "if the leaks are correct, the fbi was investigating him for months." host: edward, independent line, thank you for calling. caller: thank you for taking my call. i feel the general is an honorable man who made a mistake. we're all human and we all make errors. most politicians would not do that. that being said, i would like to make a comment about this benghazi thing. republicans have made such a big deal out of it. ronald reagan sent over 200 marines to their death and there was no public outrage. where is the republican outrage? only because of obama do we get this kind of reaction. thank you. host: e
of the black caucus says that sexism and racism played a role in the charges that senator john mccain and others have leveled at susan rice./ her remarks came at a briefing to defend the remarks regarding an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. she has been cited as a possible candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. this is about 20 minutes. to talk about the disrespectful attacks on the united states permanent representative to the united nations, susan e. rice. we have a distinguished member here who was in a committee meeting, delegates eleanor holmes norton. she must return to the meeting. i will yield the microphone to occur before i introduce this group that has assembled here today. >> i appreciate the generosity of the chair of our democratic caucus. i appreciate particularly that you have brought us all together. while you see some of us here, i think i can say without fear of contradiction that we are speaking for many women members of congress and we are speaking for many members of congress regarding the treatment of ambassador susan rice. i happen
. patty and jim, and diana and john smith, thank you for making this such a great success. thank you. and i also want to acknowledge the steering committee, christie and jeff, sandy and gary, jckie nackie and bob, joyce and arnie, janet and mark jacobs, jennifer and chuck, bruce and debbie and doug rightguard. erin and matt, jane and bob, marcia and dan. i want to thank all of them up for their good works and thanks to all of you for making this the most successful fund-raiser the brandsstad committee has had in history. thank you very much. i want to thank the wilder side band for their entertainment and for our baker, linzie of live, love, bake for delicious birthday treats tonight. this is a wonderful cake they put together. thank you very much. one of the big reasons for having such a great success is our and operational speaker, marco rubio. what a wonderful message he has and what a great example of the american dream. and he is an inspiration to me and so many others to continue to focus on a limited government and empowering the private sector to grow opportunities for all o
of rates and reforms. >> i feel i'm watching the same play with the same actors at watched last year. john boehner still in the house. you are still at the treasury. the president is back in the office. harry reid is in the senate with more seats -- why should i believe this will end any more positively than the summer of 2011? >> i will not try to talk to about optimism, but let's look at what has changed. you have republican leadership acknowledging relief for the first time in this debate in public that they would agree to increase revenues as part of an agreement to help restore fiscal balance. that is a very important change. you could debate what has motivated that change, and of course it is true that that approach has very popular substantial support among the american people. you have a much greater recognition that the economy would benefit from a carefully designed balanced agreement on fiscal reform. putting that off indefinitely is not good for the country. that is important, too. i think, again, if you listen carefully to what people are saying and what many politicians are s
. for this horrible tragedy. i'd like to personally thank task force director john beretta who has done an absolutely remarkable job in leading this investigation as well as the many fine prosecutors from the criminal division, the environment and natural resources division, the u.s. attorney community and the many talented federal and state law enforcement agents who have worked so hard for so long to develop these cases. i would like to thank our colleagues at the securities and exchange commission for their important parallel investigation. with that i would like to turn it over now to my friend and colleague, the director of enforcement at the f.c.c. thank you. >> thank you. i'm director of enforcement at the f.c.c. today we are announcing that b.p. has agreed to pay more than a half billion dollars that it misled investigators about the rate of oil flowing during the deep water horizon disaster. the $525 million penalty represents the third largest civil penalty ever assessed and those funds will be used to compensate harmed investors for losses sustained from this fraud. b.p. misrepresented in
-chairs of this event and they did a fantastic job. patty and jim county and diane and john smith. thank you very much for making this such a great success. thank you. and also wanted to acknowledge the steering committee. cristy and jeff, sandy and gary, jackie and bob. karen and john gleason. janet and marc jacobs and the krans family. jennifer and chuck johnson. brenda and joe nevel. bruce and debbie and doug. doug, and debbie. erin and matt. jane and bob. marsha and dan. i want to thank all of them for their good work and thanks to all of you for making this the most successful fundraiser the committee has ever had in history. thank you very much. [applause] i want to thank the wilder side band for the great entertainment and our baker of live love bake for delicious birthday treat tonight. this a wonderful cake they put together. thank you very much. and one of the big reasons for having such a great success is our inspirational speaker. marco rubio. what a wonderful message he has and what a great example of the american dream and he is inspiration to me and so many others to continue to focus o
, it will be the conversation that happens between president obama, house speaker john boehner, senate majority leader harry reid, and a lot of their colleagues and people from the business community need to tell them and put the pressure on them to say this is serious and we're getting to the 11th hour. host: both of you were asking questions of the governor about whether the dynamics have changed and whether or not this was essentially a status "election. what is the consensus on that question? >> president obama did win a second term in a fairly strong fashion. it was suggest the president has an upper hand. at the same time, when you look at what actually happened to the make up the federal government, not a lot has been changed. democrats picked up a couple seats but the house is still run by the republicans and democrats have a slim margin in the senate. in terms of the big pieces, there is more of the same. host: what leverage does he have? >> he was explicit on the campaign trail on what he was running on. he wants to see the wealthiest contribute more in terms of helping the middle-class. the presi
, the fbi, the president, all making sure that this is not swept under the carpet here. john, i do not know. when i saw him, these men are away for a long time. my stepfather was in the military. my first husband had a silver star in vietnam. i know what it is like for men and women to be separated. i feel sorry for holly and her family, but at the same time these men, they are not robots. host: diane, thank you for the call this morning. here is the editorial from "the wall street journal." it notes that "if the leaks are correct, the fbi was investigating him for months." edward, independent line, thank you for calling. caller: thank you for taking my call. i feel the general is an honorable man who made a mistake. we're all human and we all make errors. most politicians would not do that. that being said, i would like to make a comment about this benghazi thing. republicans have made such a big deal out of it. ronald reagan sent over 200 marines to their death and there was no public outrage. where is the republican outrage? only because of obama do we get this kind of reaction. thank yo
, but we still can go back and see when president bush was pushing very hard, when john mccain was pushing hard, ted kennedy was taking a lead and immigration reform was defeated by 15 votes in the senate. i mean, there's no guarantee it will happen, but, you know, the discussion about future elections and growing from latino vote, etc., etc., then maybe exaggerated two years ago -- two years ago we were all lamenting, the democrats were lamenting about the tea party coming forward and the republicans were cheering and looked like the country was going in the the direction. gay marriage was been defeated election after -- so i would also take these trends as written in concrete, the all-i would not take these trends as written in concrete, but they still look favorable. i love the quote,-i cannot remember his name -- on a talk show, it was a great week to be latino. on the rest of latin america, i think what michael said is right. i also think immigration means more for mexico and central america and the caribbean that it does for the other countries. it is important, but it has less -- by
in the washington post this morning. a picture of president obama and john boehner. the upbeat tone was a dramatic shift from recent years when the president and a gop fortified by anti-government activists clashed repeatedly over spending and taxes. if he were to go to yesterday's new york times, they have a listening are at least pictures of the key leaders that will be involved in this process. to show you where they stand specifically on some issues, here is the president saying he will reject any bill that extends tax cuts for the wealthy. here is john boehner who has said raising tax rates is unacceptable and a new revenue should be generated by economic growth spurred by a simpler tax code and that closes loopholes and and deductions. there are some other leaders involved in this project. what do you think they will be able to do to keep the fiscal cliff from happening by the end of the year? that meeting taking place at the white house. here is some video from it. if you are looking at that again and you want to wait and on this topic, you can call in. your confidence on congressional lead
here. let's look at a difference -- dr. johns will go into a lot of detail. china, many more people, about twice as many computer users as we have. a very literate country, very smart people. when the u.s. government wants to buy microsoft products, not the u.s. government and agencies asked bill gates and microsoft, we are going to bite your product. we want your source code, which is the details of how your systems work. bill gates says, no, nobody gets our source code. it is proprietary. we do not get it in america. china -- we have people here who want to go on the internet, we are willing to pay license fees and are willing to pay your -- we want your source code. he says now. and we sit by the way, not only do we want your source code, we want you to make unique modifications to the microsoft systems. he says no, i do not do that. it is all the same. then he looks to the numbers and bill gates says, i guess i will give you the source code and the modification. you have heard of the great wall of china -- there's also the great fire wall of china. that country, with all those u
, as will the head of the d triple c, chairman johns for the house races, steve israel of new york, news conference coming at 2:00 eastern. we'll likely have it for you here on c-span as the house is expected to gavel out quickly at 2:00. >> what i like about c-span's coverage is it's in-depth. oftentimes you'll cover an event from start to finish, and i can get the information that i need. i like to watch the communicators, i like to watch congressional hearings. the events that you do at the national press club where there are policy leaders speaking. i find those useful. >> howard woolley watches c-span on verizon. c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. the lame duck session starts at 2:00 p.m. eastern. until then part of this morning's "washington journal." host: we are back with the former senator from indiana served as democrat for that state from 1999 to 2011. now co-founder of the no labels organization. senator bayh, let me begin with the petraeus resignation. what's your reaction? you served on the intelligence
and allied with john mccain, but this is his first solo trip. he is not promoting other people. this is a chance for him to introduce himself. his personal story, he released a memoir last year. he has a great story to sell. it is coming down to how he calibrates that sales job and what kind of early support he can get. in these early voting states, state lawmakers, former state lawmakers and party chairs are the kingmakers. early support really makes a difference. people are willing to let you come into their living rooms for a 16 person meeting. that builds granular support in iowa, south carolina and new hampshire. these are states where you have to go win and to 10 person -- go in and do attend person meetings over coffee. >> what would your headline be? >> the fact that marco rubio is in iowa less than two weeks from election day is remarkable. other candidates were also doing jindal, thing, bobby gentl bob walker. the fact that rubio is doing this so quickly after election day is remarkable and a terrific excuse for me to get to iowa and see what is happening. >> thank y
in the senate. john boehner is serious about doing something. it will not work if the president does not lead. the president has to set the course. you saw that in the legislation i was part of. the big question will be whether this president stepped up and leads. >> on the one hand, you use the word opportunity. you see that ceos are saying they are investing in hiring. there are remarkably more worried in europe and some of these other problems we're talking about. >> look at this. this is a more imminent. it tells me there is an opportunity. the primary barrier to getting a grand bargain has been an opposition to any revenues in the deal. the reason why there are not specific papers you can read and see what was the dl is precisely because thing started showing up and bob woodward's book. each side feels they did not want to write down i read you this and you offer me this. it was totally understood. people have been doing deals with the congress and the executive for 225 years. few other people have figured out how to do it. i would not pick the president diminishing his value. that does
there was prejudice in the party against his mormonism. i think a lot of evangelists stood back as they did when john mccain ran. we were 3 million votes down. i would like to hear what the other republicans have to say about that. i think bobby jindal is going down the wrong route in jumping on romney now. we had fractional primaries and that took a lot of steam out of romney and set us up for the democratic assaults. host: in georgia now, charles. caller: calling from cleveland, georgia. i believe the republican party pass to get back to the constitution. these undeclared wars have to stop. we threw away the ron paul supporters. we needed them to defeat obama. romney did not mention the constitution many times -excuse- me, i'm nervous. we have to go back to the constitution. if the republicans don't go by the constitution, they are no better than the democrats. host: plenty more time for your voices. looking for your phone calls, facebook posts, and tweets. more from the weekend activity on a morning talk shows. on sunday, tim pawlenty, a former governor of minnesota spoke about the future of the p
of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen. where's mike? there he is, right there. army secretary john mchugh, and chief of staff of the army, general george casey. we are especially honored to be joined by staff sergeant giunta's fellow soldiers, his teammates and brothers from battle company, 2d of the 503d of the 173d airborne brigade, and several members of that rarest of fraternities that now welcomes him into its ranks -- the medal of honor society. please give them a big round of applause. we also welcome the friends and family who made staff sergeant giunta into the man that he is, including his lovely wife, jenny, and his parents, steven and rosemary, as well as his siblings, who are here. it was his mother, after all, who apparently taught him as a young boy in small-town iowa how to remove the screen from his bedroom window in case of fire. what she didn't know was that by teaching sal how to jump from his bedroom and sneaking off in the dead of night, she was unleashing a future paratrooper [laughter] -- who would one day fight in the rugged mountains of afghanistan 7,000
. john hoffman who is the executive and producer of the project who hired me has really been a mentor. i worked -- he's a wonderful man who has been very kind to me throughout my career. i also collaborated with susan fonchingy intimately and we got along really well and decided to work on our latest film together. >> what is susan from can i? >> an oscar nominated film maker. her first film was gray gardens. and she's made over 30 films in her career. so it's really been a privilege. it was a prilidge working there at hbo with such talent. and it was sort of my film school. >> so how close are you to your 30th birthday? >> i'm a year away. >> so you've done all this and you're 29. >> yeah. >> the reason we ask you here besides all this background is because you have a documentary that's just been released within the last month or so about what? >> so the film that's called escape fire, the fight to rescue american health care. and it's about how and why our system is broken why it doesn't want to change. and really people out there who are trying to change it. we started making the film
, vietnam veterans of america. john hamilton, commander in chief, veterans of foreign wars of the united states. cleve gear, national commander aamvets. samuel hunt, national president, blinded veterans association. john cahill, national commander, army and navy union of the u.s.a. h. gene overstreet, national commander, noncommissioned officers. james kutz, national commander, the american legion. bruce mckenty, national commander, military order of the purple heart of the u.s.a. mark kilgore, national president, fleet reserve association. james tuey, national commandant, marine corps league. edward brogan, national president military chaplin association. bill lawson, national president, paralyzed veterans of america. benny atkins, national commander, legion of valor of the u.s.a. gary angen, commander in chief, military order of the world wars. jack clemp, president, national association for uniform services. the associate members of the committee are located in the boxes to my left. i'd like to ask the presidents and national commanders of our associate members to stand and be recogni
says he wants to see higher tax rates. john vitter says axel in not. >> -- john boehner says clearly not. >> it is a lot easier to say at this level of generality. it becomes harder to enacted. the number of times of with the head of the cbo, senator so and so would call me up and say i want to talk about tax reform and i would walk in and the head is one talking point which is brought in the base and lower the rate. what are you willing to scale back? mortgage interest, cannot touch that. charitable, cannot touch that. you go down the list. one of the reasons of these new ideas being attractive is a are obscuring what has to be cut back. >> there is still a hard choice there. >> we are not saying we are going to cut out your ability to deduct your mortgage but i will get to keep my ability to deduct my local tax. everything goes into a pot. everybody gets to keep their deductions but you cannot be too greedy about it. it does have to limit the amount they can benefit from it. >> that is the selling point. >> the notion here, can you do this and have the only effect of the wealthiest
ranking officer in the marine corps and will grow place region will replace john allen. -- the second highest ranking officer in the marine corps and will replace john allen. this is two and a half hours. >> good morning, everybody. to be the next commander of the international security assistance force. this morning's hearing was originally scheduled to include the nomination of john allen to be commander of the u.s.- european command and supreme allied commander. general allan holds the position for which general done for is nominated. the department of defense request the nomination be put on hold pending a general review. we have agreed and hope the review can be completed properly. he brings a distinguished military career with over 35 years of military service. now he has commanded combat forces in iraq. we thank you for your many years of service and for your willingness to once again answer the call to serve this nation. let me extend thanks to your family, whose support is so essential. i will invite you to introduce your wife and any family members or friends who may be here
liaison for the u.s. ambassador to the united nations john negroponte. senator joe biden's foreign relations committee. he joined senator richard lugar where he served as the expert. p.j. crowley served as assistant secretary of state for public affairs in 2009. the assistant secretary and spokesman of the department of state until march 2011. he's currently a fellow at the institute for public politick -- public policy here at gw. special assistant to the president of united states for national-security affairs, staff of the national security council, principal deputy for public affairs. air force, retired with rank of colonel in september 2009. i want to get started going back four years. the inauguration of barack obama. a lot was made at the time about how, at least on one side of the aisle, barack obama was a walking, talking example of public diplomacy in action. he was going to change america's perception in the world, and to all these wonderful things like clothes guantanamo bay and and torture. he went out -- close guantanamo bay and end torture. four years later, opinion
commander john allen who is being investigated for allegedly misconduct relating to the scandal that forced the resignation of cia director david petraeus this is just over 2.5 hours. >> good morning, everybody. we are meeting to consider the nomintation of general joseph dunford, jr., to be the next commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and commander of the international security assistance force. this morning's meeting was originally scheduled to cinsider general john allen to be supreme allied commander. general allen currently holds the positions that general dunford is nominated. however, earlier this week, the department of defense requested general allen's hearing be put on hold pending a department of defense inspector general review. we have agreed and we hope the review can be completed promptly. general dunford is a distinguished military career with over 25 years of military service. he is truly the assistant commandant of the marine corps and has commended combat forces in iraq. general, we thank you for your many years of service and for your willingness to, once again,
nominated actors who were editing my films. john hoffman who hired me and has been amen tore. -- a mentor. he was a kind man. i also collaborated with susan sopky intimately, and we decided to work on my film together. >> who is susan promky? >> she is an award-winning film maker and documentary maker. it has been a privilege working there at hbo. >> how close are you to your 30th birthday? >> very close. >> you did all this since you -- when you were 29? >> yes. >> you have a documentary released within the last month or so about what? >> "escape fire." it is about how and why our health care system is broken. why it doesn't want to change. and there are people out there who are trying to change it. we started making a film in 2009 just as the health care debate was peat heating up. there is so ever fear and confusion, it was dividing our country, the topic of health care. i think both susan and i wanted to understand how this came to be. why did this situation exist? we also wanted to find solutions. and people out there were trying to change it. we didn't want to make it just enflamic,
of this event, and they did a fantastic job. patty and jim, and diana and john smith, thank you for making this such a great success. thank you. and i also want to acknowledge the steering committee, christie and jeff, sandy and gary, jackie and bob, joyce and arnie, janet and mark jacobs, jennifer and chuck, bruce and debbie and doug rightguard. erin and matt, jane and bob, marcia and dan. i want to thank all of them up for their good works and thanks to all of you for making this the most successful fund-raiser the brandstad committee has had in history. thank you very much. i want to thank the wilder side band for their entertainment and for our baker, linzie of live, love, bake for delicious birthday treats tonight. this is a wonderful cake they put together. thank you very much. one of the big reasons for having such a great success is our inspirational speaker, marco rubio. what a wonderful message he has and what a great example of the american dream. and he is an inspiration to me and so many others to continue to focus on a limited government and empowering the private sector to
john fitzgerald kennedy. why did you decide to join the united states army? >> i was a senior in high school. i graduate in in 2003. to school anymore. i did not want to go to college. i did not know what i wanted to do. one night i was mopping the floors around 930 or 10:00 at night. a subway was closed and a regular commercial came on and something to the tune of see the recruiters to get a free t- shirt. i was working as subway. i wanted a free t-shirt. that sounded fun. i went down there and talked to the recruiter. he told me what they tell you. we are a nation at war. we have been at war in iraq since 2003 and afghanistan since 2001. if you want to make a tangible difference, join the military. i thought that was pretty solid. i took the shirt and i left. what he said to me really resonated. all these privileges and freedoms we have as americans and given to a so really, at such a great cost. they come from the costs of other people that have provided us this lifestyle. all these people have something in common that they have stood for sending more than themselves. i thought tha
to look at what prominent republicans have been saying about this since the election. john boehner said, a couple of days after the election, that it was time to work on this reform. this got his caucus irritated. host: let's show the folks some of what he said in that statement. [video clip] >> i am not talking about a seven page bill. i am talking about a comprehensive approach to fixing the borders and a broken immigration system. again, on an issue this big, the president has to leave. i think members on both sides of the aisle want to resolve this issue. host: you said that his caucus was surprised by this statement? guest: from louisiana they put out a statement saying that he was upset about many of the things that boehner said, not just immigration, but conversations on the debt in the next couple of weeks. this problem has been in the house since long before the tea party showed up. the rank-and-file get a little bit nervous, understandably. i think that some of them could possibly lose elections, if they are forced to vote on something as controversial as a path to citizenship
across the country in the u.s. senate. i will quote john mccain -- it is always dark before it is completely black. if you look at the election there are a couple of things that are just outstanding to focus on. the last presidential candidate who achieved 60% of the white vote in the country is president george walker bush. mitt romney with 60% of the white vote in the country is defeated pretty resoundingly. in the 2004 bush campaign we received 44% of the latino vote. we were having discussions in the white house in 2005 that we were were able to get majority status with latino voters in the country. if you look at the election results you can really see the republican party throwing down the graphic in the country paying off. and so, when we look at it as a party and we look at the demographic changes in the country in the mountain west. we also give consideration that some of the fastest-growing latino populations came from north carolina and not necessarily the southwest border states and states in the rocky mountain west. we have now given up as republicans five u.s.
is meeting with john boehner, the first face-to-face talks, and in december of 2010, you called it the moment of truth. two years later, what moment are we in as boehner enters? >> this is a magic moment, i really do think. it is a moment when our generation has a chance to do something about this problem that we created. it is our generation that got us into this mess, and we ought to get ourselves out. we got a good chance. you got a second-term democrat president who has come out and said he is willing to put entitlements on the table. big deal. you've got a speaker, a republican speaker, who really gets it, who really understands the depths of the problems we face, and he has come out and said we are going to put revenues on the table. big move. he got at least half the members of the senate already saying they will support a balanced plan, which makes a lot of sense. we have got the business community lined up firmly against -- for doing something smart, and i guess most importantly, we got this fiscal cliff where if we go over it, we are going to face the most predictable economic crisi
's, interviews. featured authors include bill o'reilly, john walsh, and hristopher hichentchens posthumous book with a panel that includes his widow. join us online for exclusive author chats on facebook.co at cm/booktv. >> treasury secretary tim geithner backed up president obama's plan to extend bush era tax cuts -- secretary geithner spoke tuesday at the annual "wall street journal" ceo council meeting. this is a half-hour. >> ladies and gentlemen, the treasury secretary of the united states, tim geithner. [applause] the people in this room, we polled them before you got there, by two to one we do not expect a deal before we had the fiscal cliff. -- haight the fiscal cliff. there is a bit of a highlighting of the dominican republic, which we have not bigger gap. -- figured out. [laughter] i think there is a lot of anxiety in this room about the fiscal cliff. do you think we will go over it, or are you confident they will deal with the other side before we get there? >> there is a lot to sea, but i think there is every reason to believe this is a solvable problem. it is true we have a lot of
can influence both parties. host: let's hear from our next caller. john is in deerfield beach, florida, on our republicans line. hi, john. caller: hi. good morning, guest: good morning. caller: two questions. one would be if the benghazi situation was a real demonstration, we saw no signs of "death to america, death to israel," which seems really change. why doesn't anybody ask -- and one question about the fiscal cliff. why does no one ever say, raise the payroll tax cut to say $1 million or $250,000? guest: they are good questions. obviously i do not have those answers, especially in benghazi on why people haven't said this or done this. i just resort to the fact that we set ourselves up for these problems mainly because we shouldn't be involved in doing these things. but you're right. the investigation should look into that. who made the rules and who made these decisions? solving these problems is like raising more taxes and moving up the ladder and put more taxes. spending is the tax. the tax is all secondary. it's the spending. so as soon as the spending occurs, they're either go
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